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#1
Corsair Hydro Series H50/H70 Cooling Club

I decided to try one of these after using a Zalman 9700 LED for over a year with good results.

I was prepared to return the H50 if it didn't out perform my Zalman 9700. I read quite a few mixed reviews so I was skeptical.

In short... I took a shot at the H50 and it's a keeper. :)


Before and after OCCT testing in my RIG doing the GPU/CPU linpack PSU test for 20 minutes. :toast:





I did the test mutliple times with each cooler and the H50 was the winner.

It was challenging figuring out how to mount the H50 in my case as the Radiator would not fit right in my RIG because of my Heat sinks on my video cards.

Advanced configurtion of H50 that worked well.


Colored arrows indicate air flow.


Most up to date and best configuration for my system. Have ran this with the H50 and H70.
This photo shows liquid flow and fan air flow with colors to indicate designed thermal flow.




Welcome to the club.:rockout:


The H50 seems to have taken off since I started this club. PM me if you want to be on the list.
That will make it easy for me to update the thread.



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#2
With moded configuration of Corsair H50 I have room for fans on my chipset and top video card TR heat sink.










My H50 configuration has a big Scythe 120x120x38 sucking air out of the case and blowing the air through the radiator and uses the Corsair 4 pin PWM fan to suck air away from the radiator. There is about a 1/4" space between the Scythe Fan and the back of the Antec 900 case. This gap allows a little room for the lines to sit flush with the case side cover and to allow a little bit of cooler air to be sucked from outside of the case.

As posted above I was pleased with the performance of the H50. Deffinitely better than the Zalman 9700.
 
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well thats interesting, why not custom w/c though??
 
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well thats interesting, why not custom w/c though??
I like the idea of self contained liquid cooling because is is easy to set up, works well and doesn't cost as much as a nice liquid cooling system.

I think this type of technology is the future of simple bolt on liquid cooling.
 

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#5
I am resisting the urge to thread crap. Corsair is giving people a solution that is really restricted. I would respect them more if they expanded the "simple solution" to bigger and better cooling solutions. Heck at least give people a triple radiator version...
 

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#6
I am resisting the urge to thread crap. Corsair is giving people a solution that is really restricted. I would respect them more if they expanded the "simple solution" to bigger and better cooling solutions. Heck at least give people a triple radiator version...
Thing is, it's not very expensive, easy solution without much effort and it suits their needs.
 
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Thing is, it's not very expensive, easy solution without much effort and it suits their needs.


Yup.

However now that I got a small sample of liquid cooling I want more. :D


I've doing some testing and at 3.8GHZ for gaming my system is very smooth and all cores on Q9550 E0 stay in the mid 40s. Very pleased with these temps and performance.


Ran a whole bunch of benchmarks at the same time to include Prime 95 which after about an hour the highest temps were recorded in the low 50s.

Movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2hsSt26HPY
 
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I've posted some CPU temps with my RIG over clocked.

Here is my Q9550 E0 set at standard clocks with 1.07 volts.

My DFI P45 JR T2RS MB does not allow lower voltage settings for the CPU.






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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=738655
 

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those temps are pretty uneven. Did you have some sort of load durring the time you were taking the SS?
 
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Thing is, it's not very expensive, easy solution without much effort and it suits their needs.
Add the fact that it's awesome for cases with space restrictions and you have a winner!
 

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Oh you can't use case size in an argument against going bigger with water cooling. You don't need to have your pump/rad/res even connected to your rig. I am living proof ;)
 

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#12
OC a good bit and run a stress test. the rad will be come saturated with heat and the cpu will climb to unbearable temps.

its possible you could even get it to overheat at stock clocks with some cpus.

its fine for dualcore and stock clocks but i dont see this doing well with OCers

we are going to see alot of these units being passed around here in the next few months
 

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What I wonder is, how would this be for a GPU cooler, full cover blocks are expensive, and MCW60's are about half of this cost.
 
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:confused:

OC a good bit and run a stress test. the rad will be come saturated with heat and the cpu will climb to unbearable temps.

its possible you could even get it to overheat at stock clocks with some cpus.

its fine for dualcore and stock clocks but i dont see this doing well with OCers

we are going to see alot of these units being passed around here in the next few months
:confused:

Works great on my OC rig.


I havn't experienced what you described running OCCT, Prime 95, or Intel Burn test with CPU over clocked.

It's a good cooler.



Not sure why core 1 is so much cooler than the others. Under load they even out. I think core number 1 may be at a cool spot on the heat sink.
 
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OC a good bit and run a stress test. the rad will be come saturated with heat and the cpu will climb to unbearable temps.

its possible you could even get it to overheat at stock clocks with some cpus.


Again just to prove that this cooler works well.

Q9550 stable error free OCCT CPU test 30 minutes with a decent over clock.




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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=740740
 
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Hey let me in, just ordered one off Newegg. :)
 
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I was actually going to buy one of these... I used to own the swiftech compact H120... it also had an integrated block/pump but I found it too noisey!! I think the vibration of the pump was being transmitted thru the block to the motherboard etc..

What is the noise like on the corsair one??? I need it to be silent from outside the case :)
 
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I was actually going to buy one of these... I used to own the swiftech compact H120... it also had an integrated block/pump but I found it too noisey!! I think the vibration of the pump was being transmitted thru the block to the motherboard etc..

What is the noise like on the corsair one??? I need it to be silent from outside the case :)

I haven't noticed any noises. At first I wasn't sure if the pump was working because I couldn't hear any noise. However the system temps prove that it must be working.
 
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Hey let me in, just ordered one off Newegg. :)


Come on in the temps are nice.:rockout:

Hope it works out for you. My configuration isn't what Corsair has published anywhere.
 
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Come on in the temps are nice.:rockout:

Hope it works out for you. My configuration isn't what Corsair has published anywhere.
Could you elaborate on this a little?
 
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Could you elaborate on this a little?
I have it mounted on the outside of my case. In the rear. Look at the pics. Also Corsair instructions state that the radiator should be mounted with the fan blowing cool air from outside into the case. I have a Scythe KAze fat fan blowing with the Corsair fan pulling. It's not kosher. When you get the instructions you will see.

This configuration is working well though. :toast:
 
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temps look good i must say
 
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H50 moded DFI P45 JR hammer time!!
:toast:






:rockout:






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Benchmark Scores 25,000 3dmark06 at 4.35Ghz processor, 835core card!
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I want to be in the club, no pics at the moment but just imagine a corsair H50 in a supreme Antec 902 with cable management. The temps at load now are 57-58c at 1.412 volts 1 hour into orthos. 3.6Ghz stable e5200